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Arjuna

Arjuna is used in Ayurveda for prevention of many heart-related concerns like angina, coronary artery, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Research also indicates presence of naturally occurring enzymes, anti-oxidants and nutraceuticals in it that are significant for proper functioning of the heart muscle. It gives strength to the heart and controls the cholesterol levels. It helps healthy cardiovascular functions and is one of the most effective herbs in preventive heartcare. It is an anti-oxidant and anti-hypertensive. A potent cardiac tonic, it reduces cholesterol and fat. It support fracture healing. It supports urinary tract health. It is used in the management of diabetes. It combats debility and enhances vigor. It gives relief in anginal pain.

Akhrot (Walnut)

Akhrot or Walnut has anti-oxidant properties that help to remove old damaged skin to improve skin texture and tone. It’s anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties fight against acne, pimples, and wrinkles as well as improve its elasticity. It is high in vitamins, minerals and proteins, which help to keep skin hydrated and also nourish, making it soft and supple. It helps to lighten dark circles and delay ageing. It has detoxifying and cleansing effect on the liver. It also has anti-diabetic and anti-arthritic action. It curbs constipation, aids weight control, reduces stress levels and builds immunity.

Amla (Gooseberry)

Amla or Gooseberry is known for its multiple health benefits and is an ace antioxidant with high vitamin C. It is known to be excellent for strengthening bones. It has high calcium content and also helps reduce osteoclasts that break up bones. It also nourishes the skin via encouraging elastin and collagen production and also supports the internal linings and mucous membranes. In addition, it supports digestive function, liver rejuvenation, blood purification, and arterial wall cleansing. It’s a tonic for a clear mind and protects the eyes. It helps the body get rid of toxins and free radicals, and rejuvenates the various body systems. It reduces inflammation and empowers immunity. It guards against bacterial and viral infections. It boosts metabolism and slows down the ageing process. A powerhouse of nutrition, it is packed with benefits for overall health. It is a powerful anti-oxidant with high vitamin C that boosts the production of collagen. It strengthens hair follicles. It has valuable anti-dandruff and conditioning properties. It is a natural coolant that nourishes the scalp. It curbs split ends, hair loss, hair odour and premature greying. It is enriched with natural anti-oxidants and vitamin C that help to reduce signs of premature ageing, like wrinkles and fine lines. It protects the skin cells against UV rays. An exfoliant, it renews and rejuvenates the skin. It helps to get rid of toxins and fights free radicals. It tones and tightens the skin. It counters blemishes, pigmentation and age spots. It stimulates collagen production.

Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry)

Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry) is one of the most valuable plants in Ayurveda with a multitude of benefits. It guards against gout, reduces swelling, alleviates pain, supports cartilage strength and improves joint motility. It prevents uric acid build-up. It is helpful in relaxing blood vessels and stimulating circulation. It relieves stress and anxiety. It has a strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. It balances auto-immune response. It is also believed to reverse the signs of ageing. It relieves stress and anxiety and thereby addresses high blood pressure. It is helpful in relaxing blood vessels and stimulating circulation. It has a strong anti-oxidant effect that is helpful for the heart and also in the management of diabetes. It protects and promotes cellular health. It empowers physical and mental performance. It is an effective immune-modulator and balances immune reactivity. It also benefits the nervous system. It supports sexual health by improving virility and vitality. It improves overall brain function and uplifts mood. It calms the nervous system and relieves stress and anxiety. It is helpful in relaxing blood vessels and stimulating circulation. It has a strong anti-oxidant effect that is helpful for the heart. Anti-ageing, it protects and promotes cellular health. It empowers physical and mental performance.

Alsi (Flax Seeds)

Alsi (Flax Seeds) have anti-oxidative properties and also noted for anti-carcinogenic action. In addition to omega-3, potassium, vitamin E, they contain other essential fatty acids required by the body especially for transmitting nervous impulse, and thus useful for nerve related issues like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They protect cellular health. They are effective in menstrual cramps and menopausal transition. A good source of fibre, they aid in digestion, prevent constipation and balance hunger pangs. They are very good for heart as they help regulate cholesterol levels & aid in weight loss. They also protect against atherosclerotic cardiovascular related problems. It contributes to a smoother skin by enhancing innate moisture levels. Soothing and relaxing, it relieves tiredness and body stress. Anti-ageing with high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids, it prevents fine lines and firms the skin tone. It has potent anti-inflammatory action that heals and repairs damaged skin. Flax Seeds are most enabling for transmitting nerve impulses, and thus useful for addressing nerve related pain and inflammation. With anti-inflammatory properties, they alleviate joint and knee pains as well as morning stiffness. They ease the condition of chronic arthritis and rheumatic pains.

Apricot

Apricot is rich in vitamins A & C, it helps to maintain skin’s suppleness, radiance and elasticity. It promotes cellular turnover that clarifies the skin tone and smoothens fine lines. Rich with retinoids, carotenoids and three different fatty acids, it supports the skin structure, counters sagging and diminishes spots and pigmentation. It has a light nutty aroma that evokes a sense of wholesomeness. It induces relaxation and balances mood and emotions.

Aralu

Aralu has a stabilising effect post-pregnancy. It helps relieve bloating and abdominal pain. It has digestive properties that improve gut function. It helps to counter and reduce inflammation in the body. It fights bacterial, viral, fungal, and moulds' infections. A digestive support, it stimulates absorption of food and assimilation of nutrients.

Asana

Asana is widely used in reducing blood sugar levels and triglycerides. It helps in management of diabetes. It has anti-bacterial and astringent properties that help to heal cuts and bruises and give relief in skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. It aids in reducing weight and cholesterol levels. It helps in rejuvenation of tissues.

Arni (Indian Headache Tree)

Arni (Indian Headache Tree) is effective in decreasing the force of contraction of heart. It boosts the immune system and purifies the blood. It is also good for the liver and skin. It helps reduce swelling and inflammation. It is also a digestive herb and works to detoxify the body by getting rid of all the accumulated wastes within. It alleviates symptoms related to jaundice, piles, constipation, impaired digestion, painful urination and retention of urine.

Ashoka

Ashoka is considered a woman's best friend as it helps to manage uterine health and all related problems. It helps counter different kinds of fungal and bacterial infections and is considered as a panacea for gynecological disorders. It is also known as a womb rejuvenator. In Ayurveda, it is believed to prevent miscarriages. It has aphrodisiac properties.

Amoora

Amoora or Rohitaka Herb is effective in liver, spleen and blood disorders. It protects liver from toxicity. It is useful in jaundice, diabetes and urinary problems. It improves appetite and counters intestinal worms. It is beneficial for the skin and in leukoderma.

Argan Oil

Argan Oil is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E, and is packed with anti-oxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids. It tames frizziness and fly-away hair. It repairs hair damaged from heat styling or heavy sun exposure. It revitalises hair growth for more bounce and body. It makes hair healthier, manageable and lustrous.

Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

Ajwain or Carom is most effective in indigestion and bloating. It is a powerful detox herb that also cleanses the stomach and the uterus. It supports liver and spleen health. It has fungicidal and germicidal properties. It gives relief in respiratory ailments like asthma and bronchitis. It is also considered to counter premature greying of hair. It is beneficial for urinary health. It gives relief in vomiting, hiccups, abdominal colic pain and bloating. A natural aphrodisiac, it improves strength. It brings back appetite and interest in food. It is good for cardiac health. It is also useful in addressing eye concerns. Detoxifying, it purifies the pores, curbing skin infections and inflammation like pimples, boils and eczema. With anti-bacterial action, it supports skin health and resilience. It stimulates blood circulation and removal of toxins. It helps release muscular and nervous stress. Carom or Ajwain is most effective for easing earaches, headaches and migraines. It greatly eases joint pains and arthritic inflammation. It combats congestion and gives respiratory relief. Ajwain is most effective for easing earaches, headaches and migraines. It greatly eases joint pains and arthritic inflammation. It combats congestion and gives respiratory relief.

Akarakarabha (Pellitory)

Akarakarabha or Pellitory is an aphrodisiac. It helps enhance testosterone levels, libido, sperm count and fertility. It evokes desire and stimulates blood supply to the genitals. It counters erectile dysfunction and impotency. It addresses urinary tract infections. It empowers the immune system.

Ananas

Ananas or Pineapple is effective for stimulating digestion and appetite. It is also recommended for stronger bones and healthier gums. It supports heart health and immunity. It gives relief in bronchitis. It helps prevent free radical damage. It softens skin and heals cracked feet. It prevents hair loss and counters inflammatory scalp concerns.

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is a rich source of vitamins A,E, D, chlorophyll, as well as fatty acids especially oleic acid that work together to intensely hydrate and protect the skin. It stimulates collagen production and improves elasticity for smoother tone. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, it accelerates wound healing and repairs damaged skin.

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Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass Oil is an ace revitaliser that curbs hair loss and supports scalp and hair health. A natural deodoriser with anti-fungal action, it fights dandruff as also lice. Moisturising, it prevents dryness and itchiness. It strengthens hair follicles and boosts hair growth. Naturally fragrant, it relieves anxiety and headaches and has an energising effect. It has cleansing, healing, anti-septic and astringent properties. It disinfects and shrinks pores, strengthening skin tissues and lifting the skin. It keeps the skin feeling fresh and debris-free. It is a natural deodoriser and relieves headaches. It also has anti-fungal action. It is both stimulating and soothing.

Lajjalu (Touch-Me-Not)

Lajjalu or Touch-Me-Not literally means the shy one, as it is a touch-sensitive plant. It is beneficial in various uro-genital infections. It has anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, and anti-ulcer properties. It is useful in diarrhoea, dysentery as well as heavy periods. It addresses skin and blood related concerns.

Lodhra (Lodh Tree)

Lodhra or Lodh Tree is effective in menstrual disorders. It is recommended for gynecological problems. It is a uterine tonic. It is believed to be helpful when troubled with frequent miscarriages. It nourishes the skin and counters acne, wrinkles and other ageing symptoms of the skin. It has anti-diabetic and liver-protecting properties. It has astringent and scalp-protective properties. It revitalises hair roots and prevents premature greying. Anti-bacterial, it heals any furuncles, bleeding or boils. Rich in phytoestrogens, it curbs stress and depressive mood. It nourishes hair and scalp, bringing greater vitality and volume.

Lavang (Cloves)

Lavang or Cloves act as an expectorant and relieves irritation and itchy feeling while coughing. It is useful in alleviating body aches and inflammation. It helps improve digestion. It fights skin infections caused by bacteria, virus and fungi. It has anesthetic properties that relieve stomach pain in vomiting and diarrhea. Cloves or Lavang is useful in alleviating body aches and arthritic inflammation. It eases toothaches and headaches. With natural anesthetic and analgesic properties, it reduces the sensation of pain.

Latakasturi (Musk Mallow)

Lataakasturi or Musk Mallow is an evergreen shrub. It has a cooling, moistening and nourishing effect on the body. A rich source of dietary fiber, it has many health benefits in alleviating conditions related to asthma, bronchitis, cough, nausea, diarrhea, itching and uro-genital health. It also calms anxiety, nervousness and stress. It supports muscle strength. It has aphrodisiac and anti-spasmodic properties. It stimulates sexual desire and is an overall tonic. It cleanses the urinary system and enhances sperm production. It is power packed with anti-oxidants that rejuvenate the skin. Known as the ‘natural botox plant,’ it has remarkable collagen protecting and boosting properties. Cooling and nourishing, it helps to reduce blemishes, acne scars, spots, inflammation and effects of photoageing. It clears the skin tone and gives it a natural luminosity.

Lemon (Nimbu)

Lemon or Nimbu has digestion-stimulating, immunity-boosting and detoxifying action. It reduces indigestion and addresses gastric concerns. An anti-oxidant, it is good source of Vitamin C. It supports the health of liver, skin, lungs and intestines. It is useful in weight loss. It relieves bad odor in breath. It is an appetiser. It is useful for prevention of germs and viruses. It has calming properties. Rich in vitamin C, it rejuvenates tired-looking skin. It has firming and lifting action. Its anti-septic properties help in reducing pimples and blackheads. It also reduces excessive oil on the skin. It makes the skin softer and clarifies the skin tone. It combats cellulite and enables lymphatic drainage. It is loaded with essential sources of vitamins C & B, folic acid and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles and make hair thick and strong. It has anti-fungal and anti-septic properties, which prevent dandruff and other scalp eruptions & irritations. With many natural healing properties, it is effective in clearing the scalp of dead cells and unclogging hair follicles. Nimbu helps relax blood vessels, alleviates arthritic pains and counters cartilage degeneration. Anti-inflammatory, it reduces joint and muscle pain, curbs cramps and supports musculoskeletal health.

Lavender

Lavender has anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties that help to fight bacteria that cause acne, itchiness and inflammation. Its anti-oxidant properties protect the skin against environmental stress. It also helps in healing burns and scars. It keeps the cells healthy and boosts their renewal process. It reduces redness and patchiness and clarifies the skin tone. It improves blood flow to the skin, reducing dullness and pallor. It has a pleasing and pacifying floral aroma. With anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and deodorant properties, it fights bacteria that cause odor, itchiness and inflammation. Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties, combating itchiness and soreness. Potent analgesic, it alleviates headaches and migraines, curbing depressive tendency. It helps in healing burns and scars. It improves blood flow to the skin, boosting renewal and recovery.

Vetiver (Usira)

Vetiver is also known as Usira. Its anti-ageing properties help to reduce the presence of dark spots and create a more even skin tone. It helps to address blemishes, unclogs pores, softens the skin, and improves skin texture. It moisturizes deeply and gives a cooling effect to the skin. It helps nourishes, hydrates and soothes dry skin. Its antioxidant properties help to protect skin from environmental stress and make skin appear firmer and more youthful.

Vrikshamla (Indian Butter Tree)

Vrikshamla (Indian Butter Tree) is also known as Garcinia. It is most effective for weight loss. It helps regulate fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps lower high level of cholesterol in blood. It balances appetite levels and enables optimum body weight. It is a high source of hydroxycitric acid that also helps inhibit fat accumulation. It also gives one a feeling of satiety and reduces sugar cravings. It counters depression.

Vidanga (False Black Pepper)

Vidanga (False black pepper) is an energy-boosting herb and tonic. It strengthens digestion, prevents nausea, reduces nervous debility and clears toxins from the blood and plasma. It counters obesity. It is effective in conditions of chronic cough and colic. It is also recommended for expelling intestinal worms and parasites. It also helps clear toxins from the plasma and lymphatic system.

Vibhitaki (Belliric Myrobalan)

Vibhitaki (Belliric Myrobalan) is also known as the Fearless one in Ayurveda as it is effective in nourishing all tissues of the body including nutrient plasma, muscle and bone. An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is an excellent rejuvenating herb. It protects against inflammation in the intestines. It is beneficial for hair growth. It prevents hoarseness of voice and also protects against inflammation in the intestines. It is useful for weight loss and management of diabetes. It has laxative action. It is useful for weight loss and management of diabetes. It also has mild sedative action and useful in insomnia.

Vasaka

Vasaka or Malabar Nut is very effective in respiratory ailments. It is used to relieve cold, whooping cough, asthma and bronchitis. It also helps in controlling bleeding problems such as piles, peptic ulcers, bleeding gums and pyorrhea. It has anti-spasmodic, expectorant and blood purifying properties. It is a wonderful cardio-protective. It also detoxifies the blood. It supports liver health. It also reduces blood sugar levels.

Varuna (Three leaved Caper)

Varuna (Three leaved caper) is a natural blood purifier and removes toxins and waste. In addition to caring for enlarged prostate, it is considered to be a preventive for kidney stones formation and beneficial for overall renal health. It also strengthens bladder muscles. It is a wonderful liver-protective. It can help in addressing worm-infestation. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and contraceptive properties. It provides relief in painful urination and prevents urinary tract infections.

Vacha (Sweet Flag)

Vacha (Sweet Flag) is said to enhance one’s cognitive abilities as it rejuvenates the brain and nervous system. With its calming properties, it promotes a sense of wellbeing. It is also useful in alleviating symptoms of ulcers and gastrointestinal concerns. In many households in India, there’s a tradition of tying Vacha bracelets for children during teething time so that they can naturally receive its extract and be protected from stomachaches.

Vilayati Saunf Oil

Vilayati Sounf or Anise has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Anti-spasmodic, it also eases pains and cramps. It heals wounds and prevents infections and itchiness. It relaxes muscle tension and releases stress. Clarifying and cleansing, it softens and smoothens the skin. It has a calming action.

Vidarikand

Vidarikand or Indian Kudzu is a heart tonic and lowers blood pressure. It strengthens the reproductive system and addresses conditions of male and female infertility. An aphrodisiac, it improves sexual performance and promotes healthy semen. It also aids digestive and liver functions. It purifies blood and supports urinary health.